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D’Angelo Russell calls reporter Nick Friedell a ‘clown’

D’Angelo Russell took aim at a reporter over Twitter on Tuesday.

Russell tweeted at ESPN NBA reporter Nick Friedell and called him a “clown.”

Russell’s tweet at Friedell was likely in response to what the reporter said ESPN’s “The Jump” Tuesday.

Friedell said he did not believe Karl-Anthony Towns was the kind of player a team could build around. He advocated for the Timberwolves to trade Towns in the future. Friedell also said the Warriors traded Russell to Minnesota because the team believed Russell was not the kind of player who would make for a core member of a championship team.

That all probably rubbed Russell in the wrong way; Russell and Towns are very close friends and have each others’ backs, especially now that they’re teammates.


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